Showing posts from July, 2014

Four Pillows in a Row - Candy Cushion

And here is the fourth in the row of four pillows (after the Dahlia, Harlequin Tapestry and Shiny Stars), although I'm already busy with a fifth. The pattern is also from Haken en Kleur (Crochet and Color, order here
And here they are all together! 
This week my Cookie Monster Cookie Jar was featured by Creative Jewish Mom and Clairejustine!

Thanks Sara and Clairejustine!

And my Peasant Blouse was featured by Jaqs Studio and Creative Jewish Mom!

Thanks Q and Sara!

Twinkle, Twinkle

For my kitchen I made some decoration from crocheted stars, that matches the banner I made a couple of months ago.

Wanted #31

WANTED Great for Summer!

Four Pillows in a Row - Shiny Stars

After making two other pillows, namely the Dahlia and the Harlequin Tapestry, here's my third one: the Shiny Stars.
Actually it's a pattern for a blanket from the book Haken en Kleur (Crochet and Color in Dutch, you can order the book at this site) again, but I used a smaller hook, thinner yarn and less stars to create a pillow instead of a blanket.
I bought this cute bird in Lanzarote as a souvenir. 

Rancho Texas

As you could read yesterday we went to Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, a group of islands belonging to Spain. One of the highlights there, although not typically Lanzarotic, or even Spanish, was Rancho Texas. Rancho Texas is a very small zoo, but it all looks so very well preserved and has so much detail, that it's the gem of the island, I think. An oasis in the somewhat dry and colorless surroundings that the volcanic island of Lanzarote is.
I could make some nice animal pictures, as you can see here.

Colorful Cameleons.  The one below is just about to catch a larvae with its very large tongue.

Leadbeater's Cockatoo


Mountain Lions

Sea Lion


Bald Eagle

Siberian Tiger

Komodo Dragon

Back Home!

This night we came back from our holidays after a four hour flight from Lanzarote. Maybe you've heard about the plane crash in the Ukraine this week, where about 300 people, mostly Dutch, lost their life, so I'm glad I can say I'm back in the Netherlands, save at home.  Our cats were waiting for us, glad to see us and purring all the time. Only that is reason enough to have cats: they're so happy you're back (mostly because you can fill up their food bowl, of course, after simulating the neighbour didn't feed them for days).
Here are some pics:

Lanzarote is an island belonging to the Canary Islands, a group of vulcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, out of the African coast. The (not that high craters) have all sorts of beautiful red, grey, black and brown colors.

Parque Nacional Timanfaya (picture from ansicht card, as unfortunately they don't do helicopter flights).  Vulcano Craters (all sleeping).

Fiesta in the village of Playa Blanca. After a processi…

Wanted #30

WANTED Beautiful Summer Dress!

Cookie Monster Cookie Jar

Suddenly I saw pop up Cookie Monster everywhere on crochet blogs and as soon as my daughter layed eye on it, she wanted one, too. Not too much work, so I made one for her.

I didn't use a pattern, but I found the idea at a link party, where lots of this jars were linked up.

Four pillows in a row - Harlequin Tapestry

A couple of months ago my tried my first tapestry crochet project, namely potholders. The idea was to make a whole blanket in the end, but for some reason my tapestry crochet doesn't look as great as I thought it would look (you see the other colors peeping through everywhere, for example), so after repeatedly trying I gave up the blanket and made a pillow cover.
If somebody out there has some good advice on tapestry crochet, please, tell me!

Wanted #29


What to wear with...

Image self made Peasant Blouse!
Black Circle Dress - Made by Me (last year) Red Wicker Bag - Pinup Couture (this year) Red Flower Wedges - Blink (last year)

Peasant Blouse

I wanted to make a Peasant Blouse forever, so when I found this fruity fabric the choice what to make from it wasn't very difficult.